3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain Got to love Mark Twain's sense of humor! Though my writer's mind may be too adventurous to keep a sleepy conscience... 😉 ~~~~~ “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

“Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems

Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Beautiful & Curse. “Greed” Beautiful ruby Beware what greed manifests The jewel’s curse spreads. ~ “Dare Not Touch” The waves were a curse, She watched their beauty sadly As her life … Continue reading “Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems

The Prayer And The Egg

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Since Easter is tomorrow, I thought it’d be fun to share this true story, which happens to involve a chicken and eggs! My dad’s family knew this man named Mr. Brownhall, who had spent time at their church and spoke there several times. He was British and had one of those fun British accents, even … Continue reading The Prayer And The Egg

Lost In The Mountain Forest

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You wander away from the old inn up in the mountains A chance to explore this unknown part of the landscape as the sun rises, Wandering into the forest that rolls and caresses the land’s verdant green sides. As dawn breaks, a misty damp lingers in the air Condensing sparkling dew drops on every leafy … Continue reading Lost In The Mountain Forest

A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda

Today is a little like Throwback Thursday. 🙂 I was one of the "victims" Rachael Ritchey tagged for this blog hop, created by the entertaining Sarah Brentyn, to share with you the first thing I ever posted here on the blog, waaay back when it was just a baby! I dug through the archives of 2014 (come … Continue reading A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda

“Found Out” & “Hunt” #haiku #poems

Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Secret & Burn. ~ © 2017 E.E. Rawls & RawlsE.wordpress.com For book news and exclusives from me, subscribe to the Reader's list. (Image courtesy of Pixabay) Also by me: Fantasy-flavored poems, imaginative short stories, … Continue reading “Found Out” & “Hunt” #haiku #poems

“The Last” & “Promise” #haiku #poems

  Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! ~ © 2017 E. E. Rawls and RawlsE.wordpress.com Subscribe to my Reader's list for sneak peeks, giveaways, and writing tips as I go through the highs and lows of the author journey! (Image courtesy of … Continue reading “The Last” & “Promise” #haiku #poems

Updates and January-February 2017 #writing #reading and #movies!

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It's been a while since my last update post! All of those holidays kept getting in the way, you know. 😉 Time to catch you guys up-to-speed on things! I'm still peddling away at the bike, like I'd hoped to do in my 2017 resolutions, and as far as finding new foods goes, I've added … Continue reading Updates and January-February 2017 #writing #reading and #movies!

Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps

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Your manuscript's rough draft is like entering an ancient castle, one that has been forgotten by time—caked in heavy dust and cobwebs, growing mold in damp corners. You step inside and can barely breathe, every step you take stirs up clouds from the floor. You think to yourself: This is terrible! What can I do? How … Continue reading Revising A Manuscript Is Like Cleaning A Castle: 8 Steps

3 Quotes Challenge

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss Too often I focus on the sad at the end, the goodbyes and farewells, the end of a fun trip or adventure, instead of being glad that it happened at all, and focus on the positive "glass is half full" side, So, this quote … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge